Asante Kotoko have closed in on Hearts of Oak after maintaining their winning spree on match day 13.
Match day 13 registered 5 victories and 3 draws, which was better than match day 12 which recorded only 3 wins
Statistics on match day 12
Match day 13 produced 14 goals from 8 games.
Hearts of Oak kept their away unbeaten run intact when they earned a point from the dreaded, Nana Agyeman Badu II Park, Dormaa in their one all draw against Aduana Stars.
Kenichi Yatsuhashi’s charges have secured 4 wins, 3 draws from 7 away league games this season, a total of 15 points of their 25 points amassed, making them the best away performer.
Aduana Stars 5 consecutive league victories in the league was halted by Hearts of Oak to shatter their plan of dislodging the Phobians from the top of the league table, after match day 13.
Asante Kotoko who were lying bottom of the league ladder after match day 6 have rewritten their story under caretaker coach Michael Osei, having lifted themselves from the bottom to 3rd position on the league table, with just 2 points separating them from the leaders, Hearts of Oak.
Michael Osei has guided Kotoko to 6 wins out of the 7 league games in charge of the club, losing only to New Edubiase United and has propelled the club to 4 straight wins starting from the victory they earned against Hearts in Accra.
The woes of Inter Allies continued on match day 6 as Kotoko handed them a 1-0 defeat to extend their winless streak to 6.
The league champions, Ashanti Gold, who are draw experts, added another one to their name when Wa All Stars held them to a goalless draw at the Len Clay Sports Stadium, Obuasi to take them to 8 draws in 13 league games this season.
There was no away league victory. This is the third time this season that no team recorded a win on the road. Match day 3 and day 4 were the other match days without an away win.
A total of 102 matches have been played thus far
A total of 208 goals have been scored, which is an average of 2.03 goals per game.
Edusua Dwarfs are still rocked to the bottom of the table with 10 points despite parting ways with head coach J.E Sarpong following match day 11, they have failed to lose their last two games
Aduana Stars and Liberty Professionals are the highest scoring club with 19 goals.
WAFA are the team with best defence, having conceded 8 goals each
A total of 76 wins have been recorded in 94 games, a percentage of 80.85% of wins.
Hearts of Oak, Aduana and Kotoko are the teams with most wins: 7 wins.
There have been 16 away wins thus far. In percentage wise 21.05% of the wins have been recorded in away games:
26 drawn games have been witnessed in 102 league games, which is 25.49%.
Ashgold have drawn five (8) games which is the most by a club.
The most goals scored on a match day are 25: match day 6.
The least number of goals scored on a match day are 11, which happened on match day 12
The highest scoring game was witnessed on match day two and six. On match day 2 Hasaacas defeated Techiman City 4-2 and on match day 6, Liberty Professionals demolished league champions Ashgold 5-1, both in 6-goal thriller
The highest number of goals scored by a single club in a game is 5 goals by WAFA in a 5-0 win over Hasaacas on match day 3 and Liberty Professionals when they defeated Ashgold 5-1 on match day 6.
Stats on players
Yahaya Mohammed and Latif Blessing are joint leading top scorers in the league with 9 goals. Both players couldn’t register their names on the score sheet on match day 13.
Dauda Mohammed has scored the fastest goal of the season. It came under one (1) minute against Dreams FC at Dawu on match day 8
Charles Boateng was the first player to score a goal this season, when his opener aided WAFA to edge Kotoko 2-0, with Samuel Tetteh scoring the other in the opening day of the Ghana Premier League
The first hat-trick of the season was registered by Samuel Tetteh on match day 3 when WAFA thrashed Hasaacas 5-0. Yahaya Mohammed has registered the second hat-trick of the season, after hitting 3 past Hasaacas on match day 8
8 players have scored a brace this season: Maxwell Baako of Wa All Stars, Latif Blessing of Liberty Professionals (scored a brace twice), Eric Bekoe of Hasaacas, Musah Ibrahim of Hearts of Oak, Saddick Adams of Berekum (twice) Chelsea, Magnus Ebo Duncan of Hasaacas , Yahaya Mohammed of Aduana Stars (twice) and Dauda Mohammed
The first player to be sent off was Eric Kumi, for receiving a 2nd booking for taking off his shirt, after scoring against Medeama.
Emmanuel Hayford and Lord Ofushene of Dreams FC and Inter Allies respectively were the first two persons to see a direct red card, following a scuffle between them in their sides 2-2 draw.